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By Denise Inge

Author, educational, and adventurer, Denise Inge grew up in a wide and rambunctious relatives at the east coast of the United States. She crossed the Sahara, charmed snakes in Marrakech and cycled the Adirondack mountains yet her most recent experience is an inside one. It begins with the invention that her home is outfitted on a crypt jam-packed with human skeletons. dealing with her worry of those strangers' bones takes her to different charnel homes in Europe and on a trip into the which means of bones themselves. This exploration, although it all started sooner than her prognosis with an inoperable sarcoma, takes on a brand new value while the query of dwelling good within the face of mortality unexpectedly ceases to be hypothetical.

A journey of Bones is a passionate testomony to the conviction that dwelling is greater than now not loss of life and that considering mortality isn't approximately being ready to die yet approximately being ready to live.

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Stone seats wrap all around the perimeter wall in one continuous curving bench, save for where a large fireplace breaks the continuity for a burst of warmth. One central pillar holds the fanning arches in place. At eye level all is stone; the clear glass windows which run along two-thirds of the chapter house walls are placed high up so that although the room is flooded with light no one can see in and no one can see out. There would have been no distractions from the business at hand. The acoustics here are pleasingly resonant.

Despite taking time to consider a good car, a good house or a good school, we don’t want to consider what would be a “good” death’, she says. ‘Death has become a medical condition rather than a natural end. It takes place more and more in hospitals and less in homes. ’ Added to this increasing invisibility of death is the increasing success of treatments. As modern medical advances make more diseases and conditions manageable and curable, we come to believe that death is an appointment we can postpone.

Despite taking time to consider a good car, a good house or a good school, we don’t want to consider what would be a “good” death’, she says. ‘Death has become a medical condition rather than a natural end. It takes place more and more in hospitals and less in homes. ’ Added to this increasing invisibility of death is the increasing success of treatments. As modern medical advances make more diseases and conditions manageable and curable, we come to believe that death is an appointment we can postpone.

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